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Helz's Stuff... (Proof of Concept, Pg.4)
Helz
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Joined: Oct 31, 2004
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From: Westminster, CO
Posted: 2006-03-20 1:19 pm   Permalink

So after much encouragement from the Ohana, here are some pics at my first attempts at carving. It all started one fateful day in January in Loki's driveway (or better known as the South Florida Tiki Jam I)...


Here's the piece of palm Loki gave me to get me started.


That same day after proper application of angle grinder. Also a few borrowed tools.(Also a gratuitious Marquesan shot...)


Here's a close up from the group shot at the SFTJ. I borrowed GMAN's chainsaw to do the two cuts to form the mouth (Thanks G!). The very next day I went out and got my first chisels, a set of three carpenter's from sears, which is what I've been using ever since. (Yes, more Marquesan)


after much procrastination, I set to make some progress on him last Saturday. This is a before photo. I also did not carve barefooted, I've read the safety thread too many times to do that.


And here's how he looks today. I'm not shooting for him to look as cartoony as he does right now, and I still have no idea how the nose is going to look, but for better or worse...

Thanks to everyone for the encouragement so far, and I'll keep you all updated.

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Loki
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Posted: 2006-03-20 1:23 pm   Permalink

Nice Helz, I was wondering about this guy. Starting to take shape. I am finally done running around like a mad man, so i propose some carving this weekend?
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2006-03-20 1:43 pm   Permalink

I see other tikis that were started that as well. ????

 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-03-20 7:26 pm   Permalink

Helz,

Don't stop man! Keep going....cut deeper....and deeper still!!! He looks great!

-Gman
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Helz
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From: Westminster, CO
Posted: 2006-03-21 09:23 am   Permalink

Loki, that sounds great, just let me know what you're thinking.

Aloha, The two flanking my meager attempt weren't started there, but they definitely made some great progress that day. To the left is the handiwork of Chip (Which I'd love to see how it's progressing), and the big guy to the right is the product of Stumpgrinder's wonderful artistic talent (which can be seen further along
here).

Going much deeper is the plan G. Just need to get the outline of how I want him to look, then the chips start flyin'.
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Helz
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Posted: 2006-03-22 12:43 pm   Permalink

Just a couple more pics...





Long way to go, but he's coming around.



 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2006-03-22 1:53 pm   Permalink

Shaping up nicely.

 
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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2006-03-22 4:45 pm   Permalink

He is starting to show himself real nice. Go deeper, I know it's hard with chisles.
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-03-23 04:36 am   Permalink

Yeah Buoy!

 
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tikigap
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Posted: 2006-03-23 05:43 am   Permalink

I'm with the deeper crowd - keep going! He looks real good so far! Very nice start!
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-03-23 05:57 am   Permalink

Looking Good Helztiki, I think you are on the right track. Just listen to that inner voice that tells you how to do it. Another Amazing First tiki you have going there and I can't wait to see it finishae.
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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2006-03-25 05:35 am   Permalink

Nice tiki!

 
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tikimom
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Posted: 2006-03-25 07:10 am   Permalink

Helztiki,
I think your carving is coming along GREAT!!
I really like him.
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Helz
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Posted: 2006-03-27 2:34 pm   Permalink

Here’s just another couple of quick progress pics. I’ve gotten a fair amount of time to work on this guy, and it was great to hang out and get some pointers (and a great drink recipe – Thanks SG) from Loki, Stumpgrinder and AlohaStation.





And many thanks to Aloha, Loki, GMAN, Benz, JohnnyP, Sneaky, Gap…I really appreciate the input and encouragement.

And thanks Mom!

-Helz

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rodeotiki
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Posted: 2006-03-27 3:02 pm   Permalink

That looks too good to be a first tiki. Very cool Helz. Its cool that your able to meet and carve with others.

Keep at it.


 
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